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52 die in Ogun auto crashes

22 April 2014, 10:45

Abeokuta - A total of 52 persons lost their lives in 66 road accidents recorded in Ogun from January to March, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said on Monday in Abeokuta.

The Sector Commander, Adegoke Adetunji, said that 264 people were also injured as a result of the accidents during the period under review.

He said the figure indicated over 50 per cent drop compared with casualties recorded during the same period last year, when 107 deaths were recorded and 674 persons injured in 218 accidents.

Giving the breakdown for each month, he said that the command recorded a total of 158 casualties in 24 crashes in January 2014, with 22 deaths and 90 people injured.

Adetunji explained that in February, 207 casualties were recorded in 20 crashes, with 12 people killed and 89 injured.

“In March, we recorded 177 casualties in 22 crashes, where 18 persons lost their lives and 85 injured,’’ he said.

Adetunji said that most of the crashes were due to speeding, dangerous driving and violation of not traffic rules, and therefore urged road users to imbibe the culture of adhering to  traffic rules and regulations at all times.

 - NAN

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